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    Renault Megane - Do you know where the seat sensor goes??

    Our newly obtained 2005 Megane has the airbag warning light on, which apparently is very common.

    Most forums suggest loose cabling under the seats, but none actually mention this part (pictures to be added below) which it seems is the seat runner position sensor. As you can see, ours is just hanging loose.

    Does anyone on here know where (or how) to put it back into place??? I cant see where it would fit on the runner.

    Thanks!

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    Original Poster

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    Edited by: "BorisTheSpider" 4th May 2011

    Banned

    Had the same problem on a Clio years ago. Can't remember much about it, but I think soldering was involved. Could be talking out my **** though. I just lived with the light being on and made sure I didn't hit anything.

    Banned

    Check under the front passenger seat. If it's what I think it is, that plugs in under there. It's so the car knows not to deploy the passenger side airbag if there's no one sitting in it

    http://www.uas-bg.com/meganii/eng/MR364MEGANE8.pdf

    take a look here, page 222 i think or can search through it for seat position sensor..

    For any more help you could try renaultforums.co.uk/, great forum.

    Original Poster

    dunfyboy

    Check under the front passenger seat. If it's what I think it is, that … Check under the front passenger seat. If it's what I think it is, that plugs in under there. It's so the car knows not to deploy the passenger side airbag if there's no one sitting in it



    Hi Dunfyboy.

    Thanks for the input, but this sensor is only used on the drivers side - it apparently tells the car how far back the seat is, so that it knows how much air use when inflating the steering wheel airbag.....or at least thats how I understood it!

    Original Poster

    simplyjimbo

    For any more help you could try http://www.renaultforums.co.uk/, great … For any more help you could try http://www.renaultforums.co.uk/, great forum.



    Yeah i've searched that site quite intensively - its clear that Renaults suffer from poor cabling, as lots of ppl have experienced issues with the underseat loom setting off the airbag light.

    However, not a single thread I read mentions this sensor!!!!

    I should probably just register a new account over there, but as i'll (hopefully) never need to use the site again, thought i'd see if anoyone over here knew first!

    Original Poster

    dunfyboy

    I just lived with the light being on and made sure I didn't hit anything.



    Lol - I would do the same if just using it for short journeys, but wouldn't feel too relaxed driving on the motorway with the dash permanently reminding me that I have no protection!

    Boris,

    register and post a question, you;ll get one of the resident Renault mechanics mail you back. Top guys on there and quick too. Once you register bet you will use it more than once.
    Edited by: "simplyjimbo" 4th May 2011

    Original Poster

    read0001

    http://www.uas-bg.com/meganii/eng/MR364MEGANE8.pdftake a look here, page … http://www.uas-bg.com/meganii/eng/MR364MEGANE8.pdftake a look here, page 222 i think or can search through it for seat position sensor..



    Hiya - thats the same manual i found which told me it was the seat runner sensor!

    Sadly, it didnt help too much as its not clear, and theres nothing on the actual seat in that place (as far as we could see) for it to go!

    Original Poster

    simplyjimbo

    Boris,register and post a question, you;ll get one of the resident … Boris,register and post a question, you;ll get one of the resident Renault mechanics mail you back. Top guys on there and quick too. Once you register bet you will use it more than once.



    You're probably right!.........registering now....

    You could just have a look, Check all/any cables that lead to the seat/runner or anything that look's like a sensor.

    Original Poster

    shauneco

    You could just have a look, Check all/any cables that lead to the … You could just have a look, Check all/any cables that lead to the seat/runner or anything that look's like a sensor.



    I'm not on here being lazy - we have had a good look - there really isnt anything there that we saw for attaching this to.

    I dont think it actually plugs into anything, but its shape suggests it should possibly sit/clip snuggly somewhere, but I may be wrong.

    BorisTheSpider

    I'm not on here being lazy - we have had a good look - there really isnt … I'm not on here being lazy - we have had a good look - there really isnt anything there that we saw for attaching this to.I dont think it actually plugs into anything, but its shape suggests it should possibly sit/clip snuggly somewhere, but I may be wrong.



    Ha, Sorry, I really should read properly before I post, Sorry op, Hope you get it sorted.

    Original Poster

    shauneco

    Ha, Sorry, I really should read properly before I post, Sorry op, Hope … Ha, Sorry, I really should read properly before I post, Sorry op, Hope you get it sorted.



    Ta

    On that pdf it looks like it connects roughly in the centre, Perhaps onto the plastic trim? Maybe very hard to see without removing the seat, Seems a little extreme but in such an awkward spot it would be difficult for you to see without removing the seat.

    Have you got a mirror? You could use that to take a better look, Then fiddle around with it to figure which way around it fits.

    airbag light is on on my Micra - googled & found a cure - using ignition key - but now it's getting boring so am looking for some black tape to stick over the light.

    Original Poster

    Have had another try this morning, but still no joy.

    Our local Renault cant even look at it until next week

    hi i have the same problem as u now with the sensor under the seat, how did u sort it
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